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01-06-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By CCrew

That's where that bike would be in my neck of the...

That's where that bike would be in my neck of the woods, it's essentially 8 years old.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,399
Posted By CCrew

Hmm... Given no single bike is dedicated to...

Hmm... Given no single bike is dedicated to commuting, I have about $25k tied up.

But I'm saving money dammit! :)
Forum: Commuting
12-31-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By CCrew

You can pick up the Hero2 with the Wi-fi bacpac...

You can pick up the Hero2 with the Wi-fi bacpac included at Costco for $199. My store sold out pretty quickly though.

the 2's have better battery life than the 3's and unless you're going to the...
09-01-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By CCrew

MS Clone. That's scary right there.

MS Clone. That's scary right there.
09-01-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By CCrew

Agreed. The Dakota will also interface with the...

Agreed. The Dakota will also interface with the same speed/cadence and HR monitors that the Edge 205/305/605/705 used also. And there's a bike mount made by Garmin for it.
04-08-12, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,675
Posted By CCrew

It wouldn't 100% protect you, but it does...

It wouldn't 100% protect you, but it does establish reasonable doubt that you're the guilty party. Finding you guilty in court is all about establishing your guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" and...
Forum: Touring
04-06-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By CCrew

It's also a Corp of Engineers policy Skyline...

It's also a Corp of Engineers policy

Skyline Drive is NPS. Blue Ridge Parkway depends on where you are but is predominately national and not state
Forum: Touring
03-26-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By CCrew

They fear you Machka! :)

They fear you Machka! :)
Forum: Touring
03-15-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By CCrew

Barrettcsv, I'm assuming that in planning from...

Barrettcsv, I'm assuming that in planning from New Philadelphia you're looking to do the Ohio and Erie Canal? Only reason I ask, is that I'm also assuming that you realize that anything south of Zoar...
Forum: Touring
03-12-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By CCrew

It really also depends on the caliper mounting....

It really also depends on the caliper mounting. Lots more manufacturers these days are putting them in the chainstay/seatstay junction which allows you to use a regular rack.
Forum: Touring
03-11-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By CCrew

I set my average touring cruise control for...

I set my average touring cruise control for 10mph. I'm touring, not racing.
Forum: Touring
03-09-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By CCrew

Ballast was used to fix all the washouts last...

Ballast was used to fix all the washouts last year when the floods hit. Look at my old posts here from our trip from last year. Even the locals commented on how poorly the repairs were made in Stark...
Forum: Touring
03-09-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By CCrew

They are quite aware of the problem, and we saw...

They are quite aware of the problem, and we saw foot patrol on both the outgoing and incoming ride. Thing is that the problem is so severe that they simply can't be there all the time.

Big Bend...
03-04-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By CCrew

I prefer bibs, because when the waistband of the...

I prefer bibs, because when the waistband of the shorts rolls down it's a pain. :)

Different folks, different strokes.
Forum: Touring
03-04-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By CCrew

Wife and I rode the O&E last year. Day one was...

Wife and I rode the O&E last year. Day one was rain, and we suffered in the slop, but rest of the days were wonderful. Would *definitely* do it again, and allow more time.

Stark County sections...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By CCrew

8 speed hybrid for an 8 speed hybrid. If you want...

8 speed hybrid for an 8 speed hybrid. If you want a new bike go for it, but don't expect it to be faster.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,345
Posted By CCrew

Keep in mind my morning commute is at 2am.. ...

Keep in mind my morning commute is at 2am..

Morning after 4th of July festivities came across a couple "in flagrante delecto" right beside the MUP. She was on top and never missed a beat....
Forum: Commuting
01-22-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By CCrew

Make sure you keep giving that shop your...

Make sure you keep giving that shop your business, they sound like they really went out of their way for you.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,865
Posted By CCrew

Dunno if I shoulkd weigh in on this, because my...

Dunno if I shoulkd weigh in on this, because my PDX the only thing that remains original is the frame and seatpost :) spare_wheel didn't miss the description of the bike by much - he's dead on.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By CCrew

That's EXACTLY how you deal with a helmet after...

That's EXACTLY how you deal with a helmet after an accident.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,883
Posted By CCrew

If you're a mindless lemming :)

If you're a mindless lemming :)
Forum: Commuting
12-31-11, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,336
Posted By CCrew

I usually leave the loose wives and girlfriends...

I usually leave the loose wives and girlfriends alone. :)
Forum: Touring
12-25-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By CCrew

Looking for a pickup truck in MO with loud pipes....

Looking for a pickup truck in MO with loud pipes. That oughta stand out, huh? :(

Best wishes to the rider and hope for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Touring
12-25-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By CCrew

I've seen them for $175-$200 in the DC area on CL.

I've seen them for $175-$200 in the DC area on CL.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,095
Posted By CCrew

Not always the case. They can buy the trademark...

Not always the case. They can buy the trademark without assuming debt or liability for one.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,828
Posted By CCrew

I hear the women love the look too! :p I'm...

I hear the women love the look too! :p

I'm of the mindset that if you're looking to block the wind at the base level then the outer layers are wrong. I wear lycra bibs underneath more often than...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,972
Posted By CCrew

Do you have 12k posts just because you inject...

Do you have 12k posts just because you inject inane ramblings to every post here?

To the OP: Try www.alertshirt.com. Great products at good prices because it bypasses the "it's for a bike"...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,500
Posted By CCrew

It works just fine. Only real difference between...

It works just fine. Only real difference between the BB7 roads and the BB7 MTB is the amount of pull needed, it just means that you may have to set the stops shorter a bit on the B levers.

To...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,429
Posted By CCrew

We don't know the circumstances nor when/how the...

We don't know the circumstances nor when/how the OP commutes.

I run an 800 and a 400 Dinotte on the front and ride 20 miles each morning on a MUP. That said, I rarely if ever see another rider @...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By CCrew

Crank is a mountain triple, so chain line will be...

Crank is a mountain triple, so chain line will be off, it's also a MTB front derailleur which won't work (well) with brifters. Wheels and rear cassette will work, although most brifters these days...
11-15-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By CCrew

PI Cyclone's maybe?

PI Cyclone's maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By CCrew

Because he's in Atlanta and to them it's cold? :)...

Because he's in Atlanta and to them it's cold? :)

At 50deg I'm just thinking about long sleeved jerseys. :p
Forum: Touring
11-13-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,491
Posted By CCrew

I'd disagree. Solid, but very heavy and a lot of...

I'd disagree. Solid, but very heavy and a lot of rolling resistance. Touring Plus'es on the other hand I liked - a lot.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By CCrew

JUst a FYI, I have a email around here that REI...

JUst a FYI, I have a email around here that REI was supposed to be selling the Ortlieb stuff @ 20% off next week.
Forum: Triathlon
11-12-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CCrew

Only the RTC SRAM's do (...

Only the RTC SRAM's do ( http://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/r2c-aero-shifters ) The TT900's and the TT500's are just like DA in that they don't return to center.
Forum: Triathlon
11-12-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By CCrew

Force front Derailleur versus RED. 1090S chain...

Force front Derailleur versus RED. 1090S chain and cassette is junk - chain clatter and noisy., run Ultegra chain and rear cassette.

Planet X brakes are stronger and lighter....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,587
Posted By CCrew

I commute to work on the bike. I'm on it @...

I commute to work on the bike. I'm on it @ 2:30am, ride 24 miles to work, and get off in the afternoon and ride back.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By CCrew

If you can spring the $ I'd buy a 7.2 rather than...

If you can spring the $ I'd buy a 7.2 rather than a 7.1. That way you get Trek's Alpha Black frame. Definitely the best choice if you think you might upgrade parts down the road, as the 7.1's Alpha...
Forum: Touring
11-01-11, 02:48 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,989
Posted By CCrew

I know a few that were totally ticked off at...

I know a few that were totally ticked off at Salsa when QBP did the "stocking dealer" thing. Places that sold the ocassional Salsa frame were essentially locked out. It'll be interesting to see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,029
Posted By CCrew

Sounds about right. FSA chainrings are pretty...

Sounds about right. FSA chainrings are pretty soft aluminum. They're pretty much a low/mid OEM crank so there shouldn't be a huge expectation, especially if you look at BB30 and the next step up is...
Forum: Touring
10-28-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,989
Posted By CCrew

As of Nov 1 No more mail order Surly's...

QBP Put the kibosh on dealers selling complete Surly bikes via mail order effective Nov 1, 2011. Frames, parts, etc still available. No word on whether they're going to use the Salsa model now where...
10-28-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By CCrew

I liked this one on one of our recent trips. When...

I liked this one on one of our recent trips. When you looked close you realized it was fully made from bike parts
http://www.tsplace.com/jeep/MDPABikeride7.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By CCrew

On Nashbar today for $239

On Nashbar today for $239
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,809
Posted By CCrew

Probably work better than Quel's position because...

Probably work better than Quel's position because his back is flatter. He'd be more aero if he got his hand position down though.

I love riding my BMC TT bike.
10-27-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,484
Posted By CCrew

Like Motobecane :p

Like Motobecane :p
10-27-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By CCrew

Sounds like the day I saw a migrant worker with...

Sounds like the day I saw a migrant worker with steel toed construction boots pushing a Pinarello Prince with Speedplays up the street. Just seemed so wrong.

Asked a similar question here and got...
10-23-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By CCrew

18 should work well. GF's tend to run long in the...

18 should work well. GF's tend to run long in the top tube and Treks tend to run smaller. Like you, I ride a 17.5 GF and an 18" Trek is perfect.
Forum: Touring
10-14-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By CCrew

Not Tiagra 9 speed vs 5700 series 10 speed 105...

Not Tiagra 9 speed vs 5700 series 10 speed 105 it's not. Groupset alone makes up the difference.
Forum: Touring
10-14-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By CCrew

As are most low end tourers

As are most low end tourers
Forum: Touring
10-14-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By CCrew

Nashbar dumping their touring bikes (Sale)

Hard price to pass up if you're looking for a cheap tourer...

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_522412_-1_203022_10000_203139

The grouches will whine about the brifters, but hey...
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